POSTED BY February 14, 2014 11:48 am ONE COMMENTON
We all know the recent update from the government making the PAN of the landlord mandatory if the rent paid is more than 8333 PM (i.e., more than 1L per annum). I have read in several news articles and blogs that in case the landlord refuses to share his/her PAN number, we cannot claim the HRA benefit from our employer. However, we can claim the same when we file our IT returns. In such a scenario, what benefit is the government getting by imposing the new rule?